Bettie Jean Simmons
Bettie Jean Simmons
  • November 10, 1924 - October 31, 2017
  • Grapevine, Texas

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Bettie Jean Simmons, 92, of Grapevine Texas, passed away on October 31st, 2017. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. with reception to follow, Saturday November 4th at Grapevine Church of Christ, 525 N. Park Blvd. Interment Grapevine Cemetery.

Bettie was born in Grapevine, Texas on November 10th, 1924. She graduated from Grapevine High School.

Bettie worked at Buckner’s Grocery, City of Grapevine, First National Bank and then served on the Bank Board of Directors. She was married to John W. Simmons for 62 years. As a Christian woman, she had a strong devotion for serving her church with numerous capacities as teaching children’s Bible class, English language through the Bible and hosting Women’s Events. She was highly creative, had a love for painting, enjoyed art and was an avid world traveler. Her passion for plants, gardening and floral design, led her to become involved in numerous positions in the Corsicana, Grapevine, Dallas and Fort Worth Garden Clubs. She chaired – Awards for 11 years, Floral Design Workshops for 2 years and served as District II Director.

Bettie is survived by her children Ted Harlin, Lynn Simmons, Nanette Dowell and her husband Mike Dowell, grandchildren Jessica Lockhart, Melissa Lockhart, Chad Dowell and Carly Clark. Nieces Pat Evans, Emma Pritchard and Nephew Alvie Ealy along with other numerous nieces and nephews.

Bettie is preceded in death by her parents John and Nannie McPherson, sisters Cleo Warren, Pauline Ealy and brother Hugh McPherson, spouse John W. Simmons and former spouse William C. Harlin.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The family wishes to thank Grapevine Church of Christ, Grand Brook Memory Care, Anchor of Hope and Gateway Church.